Heroin Addiction Treatment with Methadone Maintenance
use opens the door to many dangers. The consequences range from internal health issues, to suffering through an addiction
, and to the harm addicts can cause to others. Many addicts go through a cycle of treatment and relapse, several times, and can’t seem to get clean. Methadone Maintenance
can help these individuals avoid harm by reducing opiate cravings
and keeping them from using heroin.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides Methadone Maintenance treatment for qualified individuals suffering from heroin addiction. As part of our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, we will assign you with an addiction counselor and work with you to achieve the goal of total abstinence.
Heroin is an opioid. This synthetic opiate is highly addictive so there are very few casual heroin users. Once hooked, individuals need higher and more frequent doses to get the high that they desire. Using the drug damages vital organs in the body, like the liver, and weakens the immune system. When needles are shared among addicts, they also risk contracting HIV and other blood borne pathogens.
Heroin addicts that don’t get help eventually can’t work. This can lead to homelessness and possible criminal activity, which affects all of society. The problem is that the addiction doesn’t go away on its own. Until heroin addicts get help, they will do whatever they feel is necessary to satisfy the heroin addiction. The trick is to help them get off of the drug and stay off of it.
Methadone Maintenance is a Narcotic Replacement Therapy (NRT). Methadone reduces the opiate cravings that heroin addicts experience when they are not using heroin. It doesn’t get patients high, but it satisfies the need they feel for the drug. Administered properly, as it is at Tarzana Treatment Centers, patients can begin treatment without the distraction of cravings and begin the journey to abstinence. With no need for heroin, the risk of these addicts causing harm to themselves or others is greatly reduced.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.